Back in late December I wrote a blog post about a new player in the field of die-cast airliners called HYJLwings. At the time I had limited information about just who they were but since then I have made contact with their owner and can announce that they have an exciting new endeavour in a new scale for them – the first Bombardier CRJ-100/200 ever in the larger 1/200 scale.
Up until August 2017 HYJLwings had released or announced 13 models, all in 1/400 scale. Nine of these use Panda models Airbus A319 and A320 moulds, two more Panda models A330-300 and the last two are recently released Airbus A380s using the JC Wings mould. All the models released in 1/400 have an association with China but the newly announced models do not.
HYJLwings has taken a new direction with its releases and upscaled to 1/200 with the new models recently announced via Instagram. The new mould is funded 100% by HYJLwings, exclusive to them and will be the first CRJ-100/200 ever made in 1/200 scale.
I was initially a little puzzled by the choice of Canadian CRJs as the launch airline, but HYJLwing’s founder tells me that he is studying in Canada and so in that respect they are a natural choice. Even better they are an important historic choice for the CRJ, as Air Canada was an early operator and one of few airlines to operate the regional jet in its mainline fleet.
- CRJ-100ER C-FVKM Air Canada (1990s colours)
- CRJ-200 C-GQJA Air Canada Jazz (Star Alliance colours)
- CRJ-200 C-GXJA Air Canada Express (Frosted leaf colours)
The mould is undergoing the finishing touches and here is a sample shot. It’s looking very good: